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Is It Possible To Earn XRP Through Ripple Mining?

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Thanks to the constant rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies, many new individual investors have decided to join the growing crypto space. After recent Ripple price surge, numerous new investors have developed an interest in this coin. Because of this, they started to explore it in order to find ways of earning XRP coins. As a result, many started to wonder how Ripple mining can be achieved, and what kind of mining rig do they need. This is what we will be addressing today.

Ripple mining is not possible

Yes, that is correct. Whether you’ve heard it on a forum, or if someone familiar with this coin has told you — the fact remains. Ripple is simply not mineable.

In fact, this is one of the biggest differences between Ripple and other digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, TRON, and alike. The obvious question now is — why?

Well, there are several reasons why you can’t mine Ripple. The first one is the fact that ripple is controlled by a company. This is the same company that has created it, Ripple Labs. While the company denies having any great control over the currency, the fact is that they are the only ones who can create new XRP coins.

So far, the company has produced around 100 billion XRP, although only a part of it (39.8 billion) has been released into circulation. While most other coins also have a total supply, cryptos like Bitcoin can be mined until that total supply is released into circulation. In other words, the circulating supply of Bitcoin is constantly growing with each new block that gets ‘solved’. On the other hand, Ripple has its circulating supply fixed, and this will remain so until the company decides to release more coins.

How to gain XRP if not through Ripple mining?

There is only one way to get to XRP coins through mining, and that is to mine other cryptos. After doing so, you can either exchange them for Bitcoin and then buy XRP, or you can buy XRP directly if there is a trading pair for the currency you have mined.

In other words, the only way to get to XRP is to trade some other coin for it. If you ever run across a method that explains that you can, in fact, mine Ripple — it is likely a trick or a scam.

Ripple is a cryptocurrency for banks

It is widely known that banks and other financial institutions are not especially supportive of cryptocurrencies. And yet, numerous reports from all sides of the world claim that banks are opening up to Ripple, and are choosing it as their preferred coin.

This is not fake news, and Ripple is indeed targeted by many banks. The reason behind this is the fact that Ripple has created some very useful and much-needed products. These products, like xCurrent or xRapid, are used to improve the speed of financial transactions.

The technology that banks have been using up to this point is already getting old and is often not capable of meeting higher and higher demands. This is why the banks recognized the need to improve their tech. And, since Ripple is much more stable than most other coins due to the fact that there is a reputable company behind it, financial institutions decided to give it a chance.

In fact, the recent price surge is a direct consequence of this decision, as many believe that banks are finally getting ready to actually implement Ripple’s products. This would provide a coin with a unique use case that would make it essential for the future of transaction-making.

As for Ripple mining, it remains impossible. Because of this, everyone looking to get their hands on XRP tokens can either buy them or trade another coin for them.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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